Dolly Parton has sold 174 million albums worldwide. She is releasing her 83rd album this year. I went to Nashville for the shoot, but Dolly was sick. We rescheduled in London. I surely did a lot of flying for this picture, but I got to meet Dolly.
I shot Louis CK at Milk Studios in a set built manhole, then relocated the image to Cortland Alley. The rat is taxidermy, Louis CK did not want her near him, but eventually warmed up to her and ultimately started petting her.